Has anyone here cycled the Trans Canada Trail on Vancouver Island, Victoria to Nanaimo area? I am looking for a trip for hubby and I to do as a very first cycle camping tour on a 3 day long weekend. It sounds great, but until I can get a copy of the map, can anyone comment on it?
How hilly is it and what type of terrain? Seems like the TCT is often gravel paths and bridges. It looks like it would be about 200 km, does that sound right?
What's with the little triangle part that sticks out west from Duncan to Lake Cowichan and back again? Is it possible skip that part and just keep going north to meet up with the trail again? That extra part makes up about 60 km of the trip, which makes a difference as to whether we can do it or not.
How easy would it be to do the trail and camp at campgrounds on the way?
Thanks, this place is great!